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Professor Jo Angouri appointed as Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education and Internationalisation

Professor Jo Angouri has been appointed as Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education and Internationalisation with immediate effect. Jo will work closely with Professor Lorenzo Frigerio, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) and Professor Michael Scott, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International) to lead on the further development and scaling up of our international education offering. Jo will focus on strengthening and increasing our mobility schemes with strategic partners, the internationalisation of the curriculum and opportunities for intercultural interactions and experiences for our staff and students.

On being appointed, Jo said:

"I strongly believe that we have a ‘moment’ for educational change and an opportunity to make international education a reality. I am delighted to continue to work with colleagues on further developing and growing existing and new schemes for global learning, collaborate closely with our strategic partners and ensure that Warwick delivers a sector-leading, excellent student learning journey which is international, interdisciplinary and inclusive."

Professor Lorenzo Frigerio supports the appointment saying:

"I am delighted to welcome Jo as our new Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education and Internationalisation). Jo has a wealth of expertise in building educational partnerships around the world and an internationally excellent academic profile, as testified by her thought leadership work, and honorary affiliations including the recent appointment to the Lonnoy Chair for Multilingualism of the Brussels Centre for Language Studies at Vrije Universiteit Brussel. I am looking forward to working with Jo and colleagues across the Education and International teams to further develop our international education offer for our student community.”

About Jo

Jo is a Professor in Sociolinguistics at Warwick, Visiting Distinguished Professor at Aalto University, School of Business, Finland, Affiliate (Visiting Professor) at Monash University and Research Associate at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. She currently holds the Lonnoy Chair for Multilingualism at Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Belgium. Jo has published extensively on leadership, identity, decision making and problem solving as well as research methodology. She is Subject Chair for Linguistics, Language, Communication and Media on the Scopus board.

Jo is a National Teaching Fellow and Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is committed to pedagogic innovation and education for global citizenship. She has significant experience in research-led education, multidisciplinary curriculum design and undergraduate and postgraduate programme leadership. Jo is on The EUTOPIA University Alliance Education Team and is co-leading on the Learning Communities and Curriculum Development for the network.

Her vision for student empowerment focuses on creating the conditions and support for students to take ownership of their learning and to develop a clear voice and a global outlook through their higher education journey.